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24/08/2013

Exploring somewhere new....

great outdoors

So we love exploring new places, park's, beaches, forest walks, big or small, as long as it provides some wonderful family time outdoors we are in. I have been mentioning Margam Country Park to John for a longtime and for some reason we have never made it over there until now. It was a very impromptu affair as we were actually on the way to somewhere else, with Johns parents, when we saw a sign for Margam and thought why not.

Organery
The Orangery

Margam Park is famous for it's 18th century Orangery, which is very impressive and is one of the first things you see when entering the park, alongside some old ruins and various sculptures that pull you into the landscape. 850 acres means a lot of space to explore and have fun. We heeded up to the visitors centre and Margam Castle, which is a beautiful building with wonderful details, right opposite the castle is wide open fields, perfect for Mr A's favourite pastime at the moment which is flying (as seen below)

toddler fun
Flying high

Heritage
Margam Castle

We walked past the lake and miniature railway to the adventure playground, which is perfect for kids and big people (I thoroughly enjoyed hiding in the wooden castles) and Mr A loved the walking platform.


toddler fun


There is so much to see and do here, such as a farm trail, deer heard, fairytale land but since Johns father has not long had knee surgery so after about 2 hours or so it was time to head back so we only really touched the surface and cannot wait to go back and explore more. Mr A loved the trees, which were prefect for climbing.

outdoor fun

outdoor fun


Every week we join up with Country Kids - a great linky for families who love spending time outdoors.


Country Kids from Coombe Mill Family Farm Holidays Cornwall

12 comments:

  1. It looks like a great find and with all you say I can see you will be back for more. I love the flying photo, such a happy momnet captured. Thanks you for linking up sometimes impromptu trips turn out to be the best.

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    1. Thanks so much, I also love the flying photo - it's his favourite thing at the moment :)

      Laura x

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  2. That looks like a great day out. The orangery looks beautiful. Will have to google! x

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    1. You should, it's lovely, if your ever in this part of the world it's a great place to take the kids

      Laura x

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  3. love these photos, that looks like the perfect family day :)

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    1. Hi Krystal

      Thanks so much for stopping by and the lovely comment

      Laura

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  4. What a fantastic place to visit - it all looks very impressive. I too am drawn to your flying high shot though - great action shot.

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    1. Thanks so much, it is a great place, still so much more to explore. He loves flying :)

      Laura x

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  5. Oh Laura, what a stunning place, I'd kill for that Orangery, can you imagine sitting in there ah, heaven. I love your pictures, as usual. Mr A flying is a terrific shot, he really is such a gorgeous photogenic wee boy, you've got a real skill at capturing him in the perfect moment - beautiful x

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  6. Looks fab, just goes to show there is so much out there that needs exploring, some beautiful photos too x

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  7. wow Laura this looks like an amazing place it looks stunning!

    thanks for linking up with #MagicMoments x

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  8. What a beautiful place to visit - and gorgeous photos to capture your day! :)
    #magicmoments

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